Happy Fall, everyone! It’s a beautiful cool day here in PA, a perfect day to usher in autumn! Cassidy has off school today for Yom Kippur, so we have all kinds of things planned! First, I wanted to share a Christmas card for Merry Monday’s watercolor challenge:
I love to watercolor, but my first attempt at this card was not too good, so I tried again! What do you think:
I used SU’s watercolor paper, giving the whole piece a wash of Soft Sky before I even stamped this little chickadee (which Maria tells me is from Stampendous...thanks, Maria!) in Black Stazon. I wish you could see the detail, he’s so sweet!
The photo doesn’t really do it justice! I colored him with Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake; the berries are Real Red and Cherry Cobbler, and the snow has a little bit of Soft Sky; I also did some outlining with Pool Party. I love using my Aquapainter for these kinds of images! I added a sentiment in Smoky Slate, and although it’s difficult to see, a few snowflakes in the upper right corner because it looked a little off-balanced!
And of course, I added some DD glitter to the snow! Cassidy liked the card from this angle, so here’s another photo!
We always see praying mantises around this time of the year, but they’re usually on my holly bushes! Cassidy was not too sure about him, though: